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This unusual view of the world is oriented on the Arctic around summer solstice, June 2010, when the region is bathed in daylight 24 hours a day. The Arctic Circle is marked by a faint circle in the image.

Water appears in several forms in this image: as solid ice, liquid water, and atmospheric gases. Greenland has the highest albedo (that is, it appears the brightest) because it is covered with an ice cap. Sea ice, found west and north of Greenland, appears as a pale gray-blue. Clouds are water vapor and appear throughout the area. Through the clouds, oceans, and possibly even lakes – liquid water – is visible.


13.1 Water on Earth
13.2 Surface Water
13.3 Ground Water

Maine Connections

MGS: Maine's Ground Water and Wells
Ground Water Handbook for the State of Maine
Bedrock Ground Water Characterization
Maine Ground Water Conditions
DEP: Bureau of Land & Water Quality: Groundwater
An Overview of Maine's Ground Water Resources
USGS: Maine Water Science Center

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans from NGWA
Geology.com: Lesson Plans
Geological Society Lesson Plans
Water Lesson Plans


More Resources

Wikipedia: Groundwater
What is groundwater?
Kids Corner: Groundwater
Images of ground water
News for Groundwater
Groundwater WebQuest
Water Cycle Song